Your domain name for you web site is very important to your business and brand.
“Be sure to protect it and have complete access to it all times.”
If you register the domain name yourself you should be good to go, but if you hire a web design company, please give them specific instructions on whom should be the administrative contact for the domain name.
Supply your web design company the following information and insist that you be listed as the Administrative Contact for the domain name. This contact in essence controls the domain.
Your Company Name
City, State ZIP
Your Phone Number
You can verify that this is done correctly by going to whois.godaddy.com.
Type in your domain name and click the Search button. Type in the Captcha to continue.
Review the Admin information to determine if the correct information is on record.
Seek legal counsel regarding protecting your brand and domain names further through trademarks, an attorney can assist to be sure you and your intellectual property are safe and secure.